Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney named to first NFL Pro Bowl

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Texans' Jadeveon Clowney headed to first NFL Pro Bowl.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been named to his first Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday.

"I'm excited to be selected to my first Pro Bowl," Clowney said in a release. "I want to thank Coach O'Brien, Coach Crennel, Coach Vrabel and Coach Weaver for believing in me and pushing me to get to his point. It's an honor to be recognized with the best players from around the NFL. I'm going to continue to work to help my team win games."

Clowney has set single-season career highs in tackles (49), sacks (5.0), tackles for loss (15) and quarterback hits (16), while starting 13 games this year, according to the Texans.

Tackle Duane Brown, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, running back Lamar Miller and linebacker Whitney Mercilus were named as alternates.

The NFL Pro Bowl is Jan. 29, 2017 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.